iSchool at Maryland
This course builds on Computational Linguistics I. Computational Linguistics I is designed to give students a broad introduction to topics in the field to know what the field is about and why we are interested in these problems. This course, in contrast, goes deeper into the how of specific areas so that students by the end of the course can conduct an independent project in one of these areas and be able to read and understand research papers.
Manning, C. D., Schuetze, H. 1999. Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing. (Available online)